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Obama’s Effort To Regulate Aid To For-Profit Schools Faces Stiff Opposition

According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded by for-profit colleges has increased by more than 400 percent over the past decade.

Tea Party Won’t Back Down If GOP Leans To The Center

The result of a recent special Congressional election in New York has raised concerns for some GOP officials. On May 24, Democrat Kathy Hochul won a district traditionally held by Republicans.

Tea Party Group FreedomWorks Committed To Preventing Romney Nomination

Top officials at FreedomWorks, arguably the Nation’s most influential Tea Party group, have set the goal of stopping former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney from receiving the Republican nod for the 2012 Presidential race. “Romney has a record, and we don’t really like it that much,” Adam Brandon, the group’s communications director, told The Huffington Post.

Americans Ill-prepared For Financial Emergencies

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that half of all Americans would find it difficult to scrape together $2,000 for a minor financial emergency, such as car trouble or an unexpected medical bill. “Roughly 28 percent said they ‘certainly’ would not be able to cope with an unexpected $2,000 bill if they had to come up with the money in 30 days, and another 22 percent said they ‘probably’ would not be able to cope,” read an article on CNN.com. “Only a quarter of Americans said they are certain they would be able to come up with the funds.”

Researchers Develop Possible Alternative Medicine For Pain

The leaves of the crepe jasmine plant have long been used in Asia as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Now, researchers have discovered that a byproduct of the plant’s bark called conolidine may be powerful enough to rival morphine in the pain-killing arena.

Senate Democrats Block Path To Prosperity

The budget proposal created by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been rejected by the United States Senate. On May 25, every Democrat in the chamber and five Republicans struck down Ryan’s budget for fiscal year 2012, including its provision to replace the current Medicare system with a voucher program.

Supreme Court Backs Arizona Immigration Law

Advocates for immigration reform have scored a major victory, as the Supreme Court recently upheld the Arizona law that punishes businesses for hiring illegal aliens.

Paul Fights For Patriot Act Amendment That Protects Gun Owners

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has sent a message to top-ranking Democrats: Scare tactics should not be used to advance legislation that compromises the Constitution.

PATRIOT Act Provisions Extended

Republicans and Democrats from both the House and Senate voted Thursday to pass a four-year extension of several provisions of the controversial PATRIOT Act. POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama, unable to sign the extension into law in person while traveling in Europe, signed the bill into law using an autopen — a machine that replicates the President’s signature.

Study: Whites Now Believe ‘Reverse Racism’ A Bigger Problem Than Anti-Black Racism

A new study shows many whites now believe they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in America. Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black discrimination has decreased over the past 60 years, according to researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. But the researchers found that whites believe so-called “reverse racism” is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism. 

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